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At the Opera - 1/26/13 - Orff: Die Kluge and Der Mond


Die Kluge or The Wise Girl is an opera in 12 scenes written by Carl Orff. It premiered in Frankfurt, Germany, on February 20, 1943. Orff referred to this opera as a Märchenoper or fairy tale opera. The composer also wrote the libretto, based on Die Kluge Bauerntochter (The Peasant's Wise Daughter) from the Grimm's Fairy Tales and is often paired with Orff's Der Mond.

Der Mond or The Moon is an opera in one act by Carl Orff based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale with a libretto by the composer. It was first performed on February 5, 1939 by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich under the direction of Clemens Krauss. The composer describes it not as an opera but as Ein kleines Welttheater or "A little world theatre" and is usually paired with Orff's Die Kluge. These 1956 recordings star Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Hans Hotter. Wolfgang Sawallisch conducts.

 
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:08p
Carl Orff: Die Kluge / Der Mond ; Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Hans Hotter; Label: EMI DRM FindBUY
10:00p
10:55p
Puccini: Tosca: Vissi D'Arte - n/a; n/a, conductor; Rosa Ponselle; Label: Nimbus Records FindBUY
10:58p
Verdi: La Forza Del Destino: La Vergine Degli Angeli - n/a; n/a, conductor; Rosa Ponselle; Label: Nimbus Records FindBUY
11:00p
11:02p
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko: Song Of India - n/a; n/a, conductor; Rosa Ponselle; Label: Nimbus Records FindBUY
11:06p
Verdi: Aida: 'Tomb Scene': La Fatal Pietra/Morir! Si Pura E Bella/O Terra Addio! (Part 1)/O Terra Addio!.. - Rosa Ponselle/Giovanni Martinelli/Elsie Baker - n/a; n/a, conductor; Rosa Ponselle; Label: Nimbus Records FindBUY
11:19p
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello, opera: Esultate! - n/a; n/a, conductor; Various; Label: Opera D'Oro; Number: OPD-8012 FindBUY FindBUY
11:39p
Richard Strauss: Die Agyptische Helena: Awakening Scene - n/a; n/a, conductor; Leontyne Price; Label: RCA Victor Gold Seal FindBUY
11:44p
Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff, opera (tragedia) in 4 acts: Ratcliff's Dream ; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
11:57p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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